Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Y is for Yellow Fields of Canola: ABC Wednesday

Alberta is one of Canada's Prairie Provinces and shown here is a canola crop growing as far as the eye can see. This is a wondrous sight under the big, blue, prairie skies and during a road trip to Alberta in 1993 I took many photos. These two photos have been scanned from 35mm prints.

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31 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Such beautiful golden fields!

Texas Travelers said...

The canola wasn't yellow when we came through. I hated the fact that I missed it. It's beautiful.

Thanks for sharing.

I say Yes to Y.
Come visit our "Y's",
Troy and Martha

RuneE said...

Yellow and blue - always a great combination.

Reader Wil said...

Beautiful fields and great choice for Y. But what is canola?

me ann my camera said...

reader wil:
Canola is also known as rapeseed. The seeds from this plant yield an oil that after processing is used in cooking oils, or as an ingredient in margarine.

Judy said...

The top picture is a neat shot. Good Y post.

leslie said...

Great post and very typical of the prairies....you can see as far as the horizon with nary a hill in sight.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Fantastic fields... I just love driving past these fields in our area as well... what an amazing sight to see!!
Mountain Retreat Photos

babooshka said...

Golden yellow, so beautiful

ellen b said...

Oh my, that's a lot of canola. Just used canola oil tonight to fry up some fries...
Beautiful yellow fields..

Andrea said...

The fields are gorgeous.

Bear Naked said...

Yellow canola fields do make a very interesting subject for ABC Wednesday.
Thank You.

Bear

Denise said...

Similar to our rape seed fields. I love the sight, always want to sing "fields of gold" by Sting.

CaBaCuRl said...

Fabulous pictures...I am a real sucker for distant horizons & BIG blue skies, & you've nailed it.

ArneA said...

This is the best kind of nature picture i can image. Trying to catch the color in some of my paintings and that is difficult
Must get a new canvas on the easel today

Aileni said...

So that is Canola.
Good yellow choice as well as being a good shot.
Everything taken by me before October '05 has been scanned - not that I have done all of them. Around two thousand pictures at least.

me ann my camera said...

arnea:
Actually I have painted a landscape from the second photo posted here. This scene just begged for paint and canvas!

Gordon said...

We have canola fields in Australia too; your photos are great.

Neva said...

What lovely photographs.

nonizamboni said...

Utterly breathtaking!
And your earlier lilies are like heaven on earth.
Nice work!

Kim said...

I have never seen a canola field before. Actually, I'm not sure that I even knew what canola was. Great pictures.

Miss_Yves said...

Gorgeous colour !Wonderful landscape with "the blue blue sky"!
miss Yves

starnitesky said...

I love to see the contrast of yellow against the blue sky.

Alan said...

Beautiful landscape there. Pretty country.

esnorway said...

nice y

kRiZ cPEc said...

beautiful fields, thanks for sharing.

Katney said...

I've been by before, but apparently not as often as I should. Lovely fields and another trip to a place I have never been.

bobbie said...

Glorious gold!

raf said...

Two stunning fields of sky and gold. Thank you for sharing!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Beautiful shots. Love how these gold just stretches forever. I use canola oil but you know, I haven't got a clue what a canola is. :-D LOL! I feel a Google search coming on.

Rose said...

What beautiful views!

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